Posts Tagged ‘static port channel’

Creating a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) in FTOS

Monday, May 9th, 2011

This lab demonstrates how to create a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) in FTOS on Force10 switches. A LAG in Force10′s FTOS is called a port channel and in Cisco’s IOS is called an EtherChannel. As described by IEEE 802.3ad, LAG is a mechanism for combining the bandwidth of multiple physical ports in a switch into one logical link. Therefore, a port channel can be treated as an individual port and can be configured as such (ex: can be set as Layer 2 or Layer 3, can be part of a VLAN, etc.). (more…)